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The favourable international exchange rate makes South Africa a shopper's paradise for the overseas visitor. Cape Town offers a great variety of domestic and imported goods including gold (South Africa's chief export), diamonds (South Africa is world famous for these sparkling gems), jewellery, leather goods, African curios, art, antiques, ceramics and fashion clothing. The shopping hours are from 08h00 to 17h00 Monday to Friday and until 13h00 on Saturday. Some stores stay open late on Friday evening until 21h00.

I n f o r m a t i o n :
Cape Town Tourism {+27 (0) 21 - 4264260} at the The Pinnacle, Corner Castle & Burg Streets, Cape Town. Western Cape Tourism Board {+27 (0) 21 - 4265640} at the The Pinnacle, Corner Castle & Burg Streets, Cape Town.

Cape Town

Adderley Street has shopping centres, malls and many interesting gift shops catering to the visitor. The area is well known for its curio and fashion shops, as well as many well known jewellery stores which offer quality goods for the discerning buyer.

St George's Mall
has a number of interesting boutiques and around the corner is Greenmarket Square with its flea market and fashion boutiques. Long Street has many small charming shops, reflecting the character of Cape Town.

The V&A Waterfront has a variety of shops (open 7 days a week) from curios to fashion and has late trading hours.

Atlantic Seaboard

Sea Point has many fashion and clothing shops down its Main Road, as does Camps Bay. Hout Bay has several craft shops and there are artists, potters and sculptors who reside in the area and sell their craft.

False Bay Coast

The False Bay coastline is known as the Treasure Coast and is dotted with many charming shops selling a variety of wares. The small village of Kalk Bay and Simon's Town offer the most.


Claremont is the shopping mecca of the Southern Suburbs and Cavendish Square is its main attraction.

Northern Suburbs

Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is at the centre of the Northern Suburbs and is the largest shopping centre in the Cape and is conveniently situated between Cape Town and the Winelands.

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